The tax bill being pushed by the Senate GOP passed its first big test on Tuesday, as a few key Republican holdouts on the budget panel moved into the yes column. The party-line vote ended up being 12-11. “A full Senate vote could take place as early as Thursday.”

+ NYT Upshot: What the Tax Bill Would Look Like for 25,000 Middle-Class Families.

+ WaPo is keeping count of the potential yeas and nays. (Like the earlier battles, this one could end up with all eyes on John McCain…)